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Twilight Texas Weekend Final schedule

This weekend is the big Lori Wilde, Twilight, Texas (aka Granbury, Texas) and here’s the final schedule of events. Hope to see you there!

 

The Twilight, Texas Weekend Event Schedule - Saturday and Sunday
February 15 & 16, 2014 at the Twilight Town Square in Granbury, TX.

(Pre-launch for Twilight, Texas December 2014)

 

Saturday, February 15th


 

10:00 am   Declaration and Presentation Ceremony

Mayor Nin Hulett will officially declare the city of Granbury as Twilight, Texas, at the Hood County Courthouse Gazebo.  The Key to the City will be awarded to author Lori Wilde.

10:30 am    Photo Scavenger Hunt Sign-up

Sign-up for the Photo Scavenger Hunt to begin the two day event.  Sign-up tables will be at Twilight Headquarters, the CVB in city hall on the northwest corner of the Historic Square at 10:30. You can snap pictures of yourself at each hunt site to prove you are the fastest fan in Twilight. First place winner of the scavenger hunts gets a $250 shopping spree to a store on the town square. There will be ten $10 gift cards to various other Granbury stores to the runners up. Also participants of the scavenger hunt will be treated to a free lite buffet in the early evening, but you must sign up in advance at the sign-up table and space is limited to the first 40 participants.

10:30 am    Hunks on the Square

As part of the scavenger hunt, we will have four Hunks at different stores throughout the day.  Actors will portray heroes from books in the Twilight Texas series, pose for Scavenger Hunt Photos, and hand out prizes around the Twilight town square.  Participating shops will offer prizes and chocolate covered “somethings”.  Be sure to vote for your favorite.

12:00 noon    Lunch in Twilight

Enjoy lunch at any of the cafes and restaurants in Granbury. See your schedule of events for coupons.

2:00 pm    Special Interview and Video Taping with Lori Wilde

Learn more about author Lori Wilde, and discover how Granbury became Twilight, Texas.  The audience will participate in an interview and video recording session with the author at the Historic Opera House.   This is a free event.

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm    Wine, Chocolate and Electronic Book Signing

Enjoy fine wine and delicious chocolate at D’Vine Wine and let Lori sign your ebook copy of The Valentine’s Day Disaster.  Then find more Twilight Hunks, and other items on the Scavenger Hunt list. All proceeds from sales of The Valentine’s Day Disaster will go to Ruth’s Place.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm   Free Buffet Tickets

Photo Scavenger Hunt participants can bring their photos and scavenger hunt checklist upstairs to D’Vine Wine, and pick-up free tickets to the Hunk Review and Pasta Buffet. Free tickets are limited and given out on a first come, first serve basis to scavenger hunt participants only.

5:30 pm    Hunks in the Hood Review and a Lite Buffet

Vote for your favorite Twilight, Texas hero look-a-like.  Which Hunk looks most like a character from one of Lori’s books?  Enjoy a lite buffet dinner and a glass of Twilight, Texas wine.  There is a cash bar. The tickets are free but are limited . You can get your ticket at the Twilight, Texas headquarter Saturday the 15th when you sign up for the scavenger hunt. The location will be Poppa Pasta (aka Farina’s).

7:30 pm    “The Sweater Curse” at the Playhouse Theatre aka Granbury Opera House

Order your tickets early on-line at GranburyTheaterCompany.com

10:45 pm     Late Night Ghost Tour

Join Lori and  Twilight, Texas fans as they tour the town and hear the legends as only Twilightites can tell them. Tickets are $10.00.

 

Sunday, February 16th


 

10:30 am – noon    First Presbyterian Church Sunday Morning Worship

First Presbyterian Church is highlighted in several Twilight, Texas stories.  The church’s  Sunday morning worship service is open to anyone.  Reindeer antlers are optional.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm     Book Signing

Lori will sign her Wedding Veil Wishes Series at the Granbury Bridal Show at Convention Center. First 50 get a free book from the Wedding Veil Wishes Series.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm    Photo Scavenger Hunt continues…

Discover the last few items in the Photo Scavenger Hunt. Pick up your list at CVB –  Twilight, Texas, headquarters.  Enjoy shopping and entertainment on the square.  You can find Hunks in any of the shops.  Did you get a heart from the CVB?  Carve your initials into it, or use a Sharpie,  then hang it on the Sweetheart Tree.  Toss a coin in the Sweetheart Fountain and wish for your one true love 

3:00 pm    Tea and Prizes at the Merry Cherub B&B

Join Lori Wilde and ask your questions about Twilight, Texas.   Enjoy an intimate visit with the author at the Merry Cherub B&B aka Iron Horse Inn at 616 Thorpe Springs Rd.   Winner of the Photo Scavenger Hunt will be presented with $250 shopping gift card from a store on the square.  Other winners will receive gift cards for extra effort.

I’ll be appearing @ the Public Library Association in March in Indianapolis.

 

PLA 2014 Conference
March 11–15, 2014
Indianapolis, Ind.

3/13 RWA Booth 1245 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (THE COWBOY TAKES A BRIDE) (will be signing with Toni Blake)

3/13 HarperCollins Booth 1837 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. (SOMEBODY TO LOVE) (will be signing with Elizabeth Boyle and Toni Blake)

3/13 Falling in Love Panel rooms 244-245  2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

3/13 Post panel signing outside of rooms 244-245  3:15 p.m. (THE COWBOY AND THE PRINCESS) (will be signing with all panel authors)

Twilight, Texas event/win $250 shopping spree

Hey guys, I’m super excited for the Twilight, Texas (aka Granbury, Texas) event coming up this weekend, Feb 15th and 16th. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll come by. It’s jam packed with activities including a photo-scavenger hunt just like in the book THE FIRST LOVE COOKIE CLUB. And here’s the cool part. The winner of the scavenger hunt gets $250 shopping spree to a store on the town square. Second prize is two tickets to the stage play THE SWEATER CURSE on closing night, Feb. 15th, plus there will be $10.00 store gift cards for the ten runner-ups.

 

No need to have read any of the books to play, scavenger hunt participants will be given a clue sheet. In the late afternoon there’s a free buffet at Farina’s (Poppa Pasta’s in the series) for the first 40 people who sign up for the scavenger hunt.

 

I’ll be giving away free books throughout the weekend and at the Bridal Show on Sunday. There’s also a special late night Ghost Tour for anyone in town for the Lori Wilde weekend only $10 a ticket. Come out, play to win and don’t forget to check out the local Hunks in the Hood. For details check out http://twilighttexas.com/

Hope to see you there,

Lori

Upcoming blog tour for The Christmas Cookie Collection and it’s all about cookie recipes! Mine, my friends, other authors. Join me. Love to see you there.

 

 

Oct 28th- Reviews Unleashed- Review
(Stop 2) 3 Partners in Shopping- Promo
Oct 29th- Booklover Sue- Recipe
Oct 30th- A Tasty Read Book Reviews- Review/Recipe
Oct 31st- A Chick Who Reads- Review/Recipe
Nov 1st- Escaping Reality One Book at a Time- Review

Nov 4th- The Revolving Bookcase- Review/Recipe
Nov 5th- Renee Entress’s Blog- Review
Nov 6th- Read Your Writes Reviews- Recipe
Nov 7th- I am, Indeed- Review/Recipe
Nov 8th- I am A Book Addict…and Proud of it- Review/Recipe

Nov 11th- Truly Simply Pink- Recipe
(Stop 2) Romancing Rakes for the Love of Romance- Promo
(Stop 3) Once Upon a Book- Review
Nov 12th- Bitten by Love Reviews- Promo
(Stop 2) Crossroad Readers- Review
Nov 13th- Racing to Read- Review
Nov 14th- Crystal Blogs Books- Review
Nov 15th- Romancing the Readers- Review

Montgomery County Book Festival

If you live near Houston, I’m going to be speaking at the Montgomery County Book Festival on Nov. 16th, along with my dear friend, Christie Craig (aka CC Hunter) and Miranda James. There’s also editors and small press/self-published authors as well. There will be free books. Come see us! Here’s a link to the info.

http://www.montgomerycountybookfestival.com/

 

 

New Stop Added to Tour

Another stop has been added to the book tour. I’ll be signing at the Hastings in Auburn, AL on Sunday, July 21st @ 2:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

In Person Book Tour for July 2013

Here’s some additional stops on the book tour.

 

Tuesday, June 25th, 6 p.m.

Half Priced Books of the Ozarks

Address: 1950 S Glenstone Ave,

Springfield, MO 65804

Phone:(417) 889-9042

Sunday, July 7th, 2 PM

Kingsport TN

Books-A-Million #524
2626 East Stone Drive
Suite #140
Kingsport, TN 37660
423-245-4931

 

Sunday, July 14th, 2PM

McDonough, GA

Books-A-Million #598
1774 Jonesboro Road
McDonough, GA 30253
678-432-0788

 

Monday, July 22nd, 6:30 PM

Books-A-Million #180
757 Brookwood Village
Birmingham, AL 35209
205-870-0213

 

 

Blog Tour June/July

I’ve got a busy blog tour coming up. Drop by some of these venues for a chance to win prizes!

 

 June 24th- Supportive Business Mums Book Reviews- Review
June 25th- A Tasty Read Book Reviews- Review
June 26th- Sweet & Spicy Tales- Review
June 27th- Paws and Print- Review
June 28th- Ramblings from This Chick- Spotlight
(Stop 2) Sara Walter Ellwood- Spotlight

June 29th- Faerie Tale Books- Review
June 30th- Brunette Librarian- Review

July 1st- Flirting with Romance- Guest Post
July 2nd- For the Love of Bookends- Review/Spotlight
(Stop 2) Read Your Writes- Spotlight
July 3rd- Book Reviews and More by Kathy- Spotlight
(Stop 2) SnifferWalk Books- Review
July 4th- Storm Goddess Book Reviews- Guest Post/Spotlight
July 5th- Urban Girl Reader- Guest Post

July 6th- For the Love of Reading- Guest Post/Spotlight
July 7th- Romance Bookworm- Guest Post/Spotlight

July 8th- At the Corner of First and Romance- Guest Post
(Stop 2) Crystal Blogs Books- Review
July 9th- Racing to Read- Review
(Stop 2) Toots Book Reviews- Review
July 10th- Blushing Reader- Review/Spotlight
(Stop 2) Romancing the Readers - Review
July 11th- Delphina Reads Too Much Guest Post/Excerpt
(Stop 2) Queen of All She Reads- Guest Post
July 12th- Reading Bliss- Review/Spotlight
(Stop 2) Queen of All She Reads- Review

Lori

On the road

I’ll be at Lori Foster’s event this weekend.

 

9TH ANNUAL
READER & AUTHOR GET TOGETHER

 

2013 Event: June 6th to 9th
West Chester, Ohio – just north of Cincinnati, south of Dayton
at the Cincinnati Marriott North, 6189 Muhlhauser Road, West Chester, OH 45069

May News

Press release for my appearance in Granbury, Texas the real town my fiction series, Twilight, is based on.

 

“Write Now! Ten Tips for Creating Immediate Fiction”

and The Life of a NY Times best selling Romance Author Lori Wilde

 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 60 romance novels, Lori Wilde will share her vast knowledge with the Writers’ Bloc of Granbury at their annual Writing Down the Brazos Workshop. Lori Wilde is a two-time RITA award nominee, a four time Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice nominee and has won numerous other awards. In this workshop Lori will share her tips for creating fiction. Lori’s background often crops up in her books, flow in and out of her well-crafted plots. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from TCU and holds a certificate in forensics. A fifth generation Texan, Lori and her husband, Bill, live just outside Fort Worth.

 

Join us on May 18th for the workshop and/or book-talk.

The Writing Down the Brazos Workshop in the theater on the second floor of Lakestone Terrace at 916 E Highway 377 in Granbury located north of WalMart. The workshop is free to Writes’ Bloc members. The cost for non-members is $20. Membership dues $20 a year. For more information call 214.675.5752.

 

Saturday Morning Workshop Schedule: 

cost $20 unless you are a member of Writer’s Bloc…then it’s free.

8:30 – 11:30 “Write Now! Ten Tips for Creating Immediate Fiction”

Presented by Lori Wilde

11:30 – 1:00 lunch break (on your own)

1:00 – 2:30 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Best Selling Author

 

Book Talk open to the public free admissions

3:30 p.m. Enjoy a book-talk by Lori Wilde as she tells about her life as an award winning author and shares how she used the city of Granbury in her Twilight, Texas Series. You’ll enjoy seeing the community of Granbury sparkle in the pages of this series. This part of the day with Lori Wilde is open to the public and there is no admission charge. Please invite your friends and family to the book-talk, especially those who love romance novels and Granbury.

 

 

Fun Facts

My new series–starting May 21 with the prequel e-novella One True Love–is set in the fictional town of Cupid, Texas. “Cupid” is actually based on the combination of the two Trans-Pecos villages of Alpine and Marfa, although both real towns appear in the books as well. Marfa is a fascinating place and I’ve been enchanted with it for years. Apparently Sixty Minutes agrees with me. To get you in the mood for your visit to the Trans-Pecos, here’s the clip about Marfa.

 

 

Love At First Sight Goes Audio

Love at First Sight, on sale May 28th, 2013, will also come out on audio books.

February News

The audio books of the Jubilee, Texas series are now up on Audible. I met the narrator, CJ Critt, at a conference several years ago and we discussed working together on a project, but you know how it sometimes takes years for things to come to fruition. I’m very happy to say the wait was worth it. CJ was a dream to work with and I learned so much about how audio books were made.

November News

A Cowboy for Christmas debuted at #19 on the NYT best seller list and #63 on the USA Today best seller list.

October News


The entire Jubilee, Texas series:

THE COWBOY TAKES A BRIDE
THE COWBOY AND THE PRINCESS
A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS

Will soon be released in audio books from HarperCollins and narrated by CJ Critt.

 

September News


Win 12 months of cookies from my Cookie of the Month contest @ http://freshfiction.com/contest.php?id=4728 Runs from Oct 1-31st

July 2012 News

 


THE WELCOME HOME GARDEN CLUB is a RITA finalist!